Christmas can be a wonderful time to connect with loved ones – but it does not always have to be a trip out to house full of relatives, which could be stressful for carers and people living with dementia. This could mean simply sharing a sofa, hot chocolate and a mince pie with a [...]
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Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends but is not always an easy time for people living with dementia and their loved ones. It can be a busy time, and with this may come changes to your routine. This can add to confusion and cause anxiety for both the [...]
The day aimed to positively challenge the stigmas associated with dementia while providing everyone with a fun day out. The sun was shining; there were blue skies and a fantastic quayside crew cheering on teams as they paddled up and down the Ontario Basin at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre,Salford Quays. The day brought people [...]
Our Empowered Conversations communications training workshops has been shortlisted in the Best Training Initiative category in the National Dementia Care Awards 2019 So far, the Empowered Conversations workshops have been delivered to 228 family carers across Greater Manchester thanks to a Big Lottery funded programme and has now been adapted to support professionals from [...]
Our Empowered Carers project smashes its project targets in World Alzheimer’s Month - supporting dozens of carers of people living with dementia in its first year. Empowered Carers is an online one-to-one support programme providing carers with practical advice that will help them and their loved ones to be more able to cope with [...]
We are proud Empowered Conversations has been invited to present the theoretical basis of the dementia communication courses at a three-day international conference. Dr Lydia Morris will be speaking at the International Association of Perceptual Control Theory (IAPCT) annual conference on Thursday, September 12 as a result of her expertise in developing interventions based on Perceptual Control Theory [...]
Andrea Tucker is an Operational Team Leader (OTL) who covers a team from Swansea and Gorseinon Ambulance Stations of Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) within the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST). She recently attended an Empowered Conversations course along with her colleagues and here she tells us how she will use what she learnt in [...]
Kirsty Day, who cared for her dad, who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s when she was just 24, is opening up about her relationship with him this Dementia Action Week. The theme of this year’s campaign is having a conversation with a person with dementia – and here she talks about her difficulties [...]
MANCHESTER City Council has become the first in Greater Manchester to allow staff to have time out to attend a carers course to help them improve communications with loved ones living with dementia. The council set up a four-week training course in conjunction with Empowered Conversations – a dementia communications provider that helps people [...]
Physiotherapist Clare Tallis has worked alongside people living with dementia in a professional setting on the stroke ward at Wythenshawe Hospital – but it was not until she became a carer for her mum that she realised there was a lot more to learn about communication with a person with dementia – and how [...]